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Reading Time: 2 minutesZürich is the biggest city in Switzerland with 370,000 inhabitants. Probably the smallest big city in the world. For the past 10 years, the entire city landscape is changing a lot. The city administration is pushing urbanism projects in order to re-establish certain areas into offices and homes. We can see it especially on the industrial areas in which old warehouses and factories get now a new life and look. Hotels, cinemas, theaters, a technopole with many creative companies and restaurants. And talking about food, here a great address in Zürich of a very modern and elegant restaurant called Rüsterei. It is placed in the heart of the biggest up-class shopping mall of Zürich: Sihlcity. Sihlcity is the pioneering implementation of an original idea of urbanity: the associations of various uses in a manageable place. The diverse range of approximately 100 000 m² of floor space includes several restaurants, bars, cafes, cinemas, community center, office space, a health and wellness center, a hotel, a shopping mall, service areas and city apartments. The idea of the Rüsterei is to welcome you in a contemporary…
- 24 August 2012
Reading Time: 5 minutesDiscover Christpher Raeburn. He is british, fashion designer and with loads of talent. Some people consider his work as “Utility-Fashion”. He explains that he designs ethically-aware collections, by utilizing re-appropriated military fabrics. He creates garments that are functional, intelligent and meticulously crafted. Christopher Raeburn was born in Kent, East Sussex in August 13th 1982. Since his younger days, his creative skills were developed as every week, he was encouraged to draw something and then, build it up with his father on weekends. CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN FIRST STEPS He graduates in 2006 from the prestigious London’s Royal College of Art. During 2 years he did some work as freelance until he set up his own studio in 2008. He got his first notoriety thanks to an exhibition called Camouflage at the Imperial War Museum. In deed Christopher Raeburn was chosen because of his natural passion for military fabrics and the camouflage pattern. After a presentation of his men’s collection in Paris early 2009, he showcased his women’s collection at the London fashion week the same year. And since then he…
- 25 March 2013
Reading Time: 3 minutesValeur Absolue pursuit its quest for happiness by launching a new fragrance called SERENITUDE. When Bénédicte Foucart launched Valeur Absolue as we know the brand today, she knew she had something to accomplish. She wanted to talk to women like no other brand did before. Away from all the clichés and caricatures that most of Fragrance brands propose, Valeur Absolue is more than a fragrance. It is a women’s story. Read our brand full review here. Watch here the speech of Bénédicte Foucard about the story behind Valeur Absolue. Serenitude, the new chapter Defined as a Floral Woody Spicy, the new fragrance by Valeur Absolue strikes by the soft energy that emanates from this scent. You will surprised firstly by the great brightness brought essentially by the fine work around fresh spices. Rose berry, Cardamom, coriander and Nutmeg will hook you in this new story immediately. The relay is complete with the beautiful quality of Rose Damascena, both sensual and sparkling, followed by Australian Sandalwood. Well-being is not a simple word. The choice of specific raw materials fulfills the soft…
- 19 October 2014
Reading Time: 3 minutesThe age old way of reading magazines has taken a backseat with the arrival of online magazines. Among its many pros, an online magazine is the latest trend doing the rounds, and the most phenomenal feature of such a magazine is that it is environment-friendly. Since you go online and read the latest happenings on the pages of these webzines or web magazines, there is no need to cut down trees and damage the environment to print those glossy pages. An online magazine has recent posts which are updated as and when an event occurs anywhere in the world. If it is luxury and fashion that interests you, take heart in the fact that there are many such webzines designed for you to access the latest happenings in the world of fashion and lifestyle. A luxury magazine can be based on any theme, be it art, fashion, luxury, high-tech gadgets, watches, books, beauty and such things. If you thought that such luxury magazines are only for the fashion conscious, think again, because the reach of such magazines is astounding. Even…
- 18 November 2013
Reading Time: 3 minutesFashion can be a very serious business. Several codes, references, ways you do things and things you do not do. Of course there is also a lot of creativity, freedom and imagination. Someone said Fashion comes from the streets and he was not wrong as fashion is in the streets and it is part of the street culture. According to wikipedia, street culture is related to several youth subculture or counterculture topics pertaining to outdoors of urban centers. These can include street art, street dance, hip-hop culture, fashion or street sports (parkour, skating, streetball, Flatland BMX). Street fashion do not come from the nice design studios. It comes from the grassroots. It is often linked to youth culture and developed in most of big urban centers. Inspirations come from the streets and even high-end fashion brands get this inspiration to create their collections. Streetwear, also known as urban fashion is a distinctive style of dress originating with African American youth on the scene of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area, Detroit, Memphis, Virginia, Atlanta,…
- 7 November 2012
Reading Time: 4 minutesThere are fragrances that you immediately like and others that you can get used to in time. With Sisley there is always something that immediately captures your attention and seduce you right away. For this Spring discover the new Sisley Eau Tropicale. At LuxuryActivist, we got this beautiful creation in avant-première so we were able to test it. And here is our Fragrance review. Sisley Eau Tropicale, the Fragrance First thing first. Every time Sisley launches a new fragrance, the olfactory journey has a strong promise and ends up to fulfil our expectations. With their true know-how in what nature can offer at its best, every fragrance is a true discovery and an enchantment to the senses. With Eau Tropicale, Sisley capitalize on a strong image of a tropical forest after the rain. It is at the same time straight forward and mysterious, strong yet subtle, sophisticated and simple, elegant and lively. A fragrance built with pleasant contrasts that will immediately invite you to a journey in a distant land that reminds you beautiful images. The fragrance opens with a…
- 9 March 2014
Reading Time: 1 minutesDiamonds are girl’s best friends. We know that, but sometimes when we are looking for the perfect ring, for the perfect moment, it is not so easy to find it. So you need a little help and the development of online specialized shops makes your life easier. That’s why you need to discover Ernest Jones. It is one of the finest online purveyors of Diamond jewellery, watches and gifts. Established for 60 years, they have an outstanding online jewellery catalog with more than 400 rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Rings price range goes from £99 for a cobalt men’s ring up to £6’400 for a platinum, diamond solitaire. They also have other Gifts ideas and Watches. They work with fine brands, so you should definitely check their website: http://www.ernestjones.co.uk LA Info sourced at the Brand website. All content is copyrighted with no reproduction rights available. More articles for youCarla Amorim, brazilians do it better… jewelleryRitani Engagement RingsBaunat, Diamonds are forever.Chrono24, the world biggest marketplace for luxury watchesEmeralds, the sexy gem from jewellers 2012 Watch-Making Industry, the war has begun!
- 30 January 2013
Reading Time: 7 minutesDiscover PUREDISTANCE, an exclusive Brand for Master perfumes. In a world where everything tends to become standard and banal, PUREDISTANCE has the conviction to bring you the exceptional, the rare and the best… all concentrated in a flacon of perfume. Many big fragrance brands could learn something here. PUREDISTANCE was founded in 2008 by Jan Ewoud Vos in the Netherlands. Their main offices are in the city of Groningen. Installed in a historical building, Mr Ewoud Vos gathered a team of creative people who will give the essence of PUREDISTANCE universe. When we ask him how would he describe PUREDISTANCE, this is what he says: “PUREDISTANCE for me is a voyage to the essence. And in the essence lies beauty. The kind of beauty that is timeless.” 2 Master perfumers are today the artists behind the olfactive creations of the Brand: Ms Annie Buzantian and Mr Roja Dove. Ms Annie Buzantian Born in Romania and nowadays living in New York, Ms Buzantian is an accomplished Master Perfumer. She has been working her entire career for leading Fragrance house Firmenich and developed…
- 2 December 2012
Reading Time: 2 minutesVictorinox is launching a new limited edition under the Rangerwood collection. Already rewarded by the Red Dot award in 2015, the Swiss company decided to launch a very special edition about the Damast steel.
- 1 August 2015
Reading Time: 4 minutesJM Weston launched Le Moc last year and since then it is a true success for the French luxury house and becomes a new icon. JM Weston invented in 1946 one of the most iconic men’s shoes of all: the Mocassin or Penny Loafer. The famous model n.180 became an icon of masculine elegance throughout the years. Now JM Weston dares to reinvent the Mocassin by launching the MOC, a flexible, essential version of the 180. The interior buttresses disappeared, the leather skins are carefully chosen for their flexibility and their maintenance, assembly is carefully achieved through expertise always perfected. It is a story about comfort and absolute lightness, an inimitable look in keeping clean the lines of moccasin 180. Welcome to the mocassin 2.0. JM Weston is renewing the brand and the different territories. While the male collections are the stars of the brand, the female collections are edgy, elegant and showcase a strong femininity with a contemporary style. Since the sixties, women have found their happiness among JM Weston shoes. It was always this idea to take something masculine and re-use it in a…
- 22 May 2016